The Princess of Wales regularly rotates her royal fashions to keep up with the latest trends while having event appropriate attire and collecting outfits which are versatile enough for repeated rewears and recycles. A loyal fan of a few luxe labels and British brands, Kate has to walk a fine line between glamorous royal superstar and down-to-earth charity champion. She must wear clothing that all at once makes her elevated to the echelon of regal royal and future Queen while still appearing approachable and accessible to the public.

Here are 11 of Kate Middleton’s Favorite Brands:

  1. Jenny Packham

For her most princess-y garments, Kate relies on Jenny Packham. From glittery sequin gowns to day dresses and even structured sheaths, the British bridal designer has become Kate’s go-to for glamorous cocktail attire and stunning statement dresses. Kate calls on the design house for red carpet moments, special occasions and prominent events in the royal calendar. Kate has frequently worn Packham’s ready-to-wear designs, bespoke creations and carried five clutches from the label. She even introduced all her children to the world in shift dresses from the famed fashion designer on the steps of St. Mary’s hospital.



2. Emilia Wickstead

Combining both traditional tailoring with fun flair, New Zealand designer Emilia Wickstead is known for creating polished and whimsical formalwear. Specializing in romantic crepe dresses with an (Jane) Austen aesthetic as well as occasion frocks in pretty pastel shades, her clothing is both glamorous and graceful. Kate favors the label for its chic coat dresses, A-line fit and flare dresses and soft feminine designs.


3. Alexander McQueen

Partial to this fashion house for official events and special occasions like birthdays, christenings and even her wedding day, Kate’s closet is very McQueen-centric. Flattering, feminine designs often with a gothic edge or rock ‘n’ roll bent, Kate’s beloved fashion house offers her luxe designs which are both flattering, feminine and funky. She owns numerous long wool coats, evening gowns and suit separates from the high-end British designer.


4. Alessandra Rich

Drawn to the vintage and whimsical designs of this Italian born and London based womenswear designer, Kate loves the effortlessly elegant printed midis and cap toe heels from this stylemaker. Known for her playful and “peculiar designs,” Kate is frequently found in the brand’s retro-minded polka dresses, puff sleeve peplum styles and classic pleated midis.


5. Temperley London

Described as “British bohemianism” this label is known for its exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail. The princess often seeks out the design house for seasonal prints, hand painted dresses and lacy daywear. She’s also been spotted in shearling vests, cashmere scarves and ruffled blouses by the brand specializing in dramatic dresses, bridal gowns and interior design (wall coverings, cushions and fabrics).


6. Catherine Walker

A French born fashion designer based in London, Catherine Walker is best known for having supplied over 1000 garments to the late Princess Diana. Since 1977, the company has been a leading British couture house. Kate seeks the clothing from this atelier for special holidays, royal tour outfits and formal occasions. The sophisticated dressmaker offers prim and proper English occasion attire and intricately designed coatdresses, evening styles and formal wear.


7. Mulberry

A leading British lifestyle brand, this luxe label is acclaimed for its iconic handbags, stylish accessories and small leather goods. Known for their statement satchels, couture clutches and classic chain bags, Kate relies on this brand for top handle bags, statement coats and equestrian purses accented with Mulberry’s signature Rider’s Lock.


8. Gianvito Rossi

Simple and stylish suede high heel shoes are Kate’s go-to for royal engagements. The mom of three covets this shoe brand for their devotion to sumptuous suede. Notable for their lack of embellishments, ornamentation and decorative accents, Rossi had perfected the art of the perfect pump. With lush and soft suede being Kate’s preferred shoe fabric, this cobbler is the perfect fit for Kate’s contemporary closet.


9. Jimmy Choo

For compact clutches and striking stilettos, Kate turns to this Malaysian fashion designer. A pioneer of artistic and architectural sandals with glamorous embellishments like pearls, rhinestones and crystals, this celebrity beloved brand offers the princess the perfect selection of red carpet footwear. Elegant and exciting designs make this London founded shoemaker Kate’s most called on footwear guru for vampish pumps and glittery bags.


10. Emmy London

To fill her royal shoe closet with practical pumps in pretty colors, Kate turns to Emmy London. The occasion shoe wear and bridal designer is one of Kate’s most sought after designers for chic clutches, sleek suede heels and practical pointed flats.


11. L.K. Bennett London

Founded in 1990, this luxury fashion brand sells ready-to-wear collections, staple everyday clothing and special occasion garments. With vibrant colors, interesting prints and elegant shapes, the high street clothing retailer offers wearable pieces all designed in house in London. Drawing inspiration from fashion archives and vintage references, the brand specializes in investment pieces and timeless apparel. Kate loves the brand’s classic and feminine day dresses, patent pumps and soft suede envelope clutches.